Naming the Pain in Requirements Engineering (NaPiRE) constitutes a globally distributed family of surveys on Requirements Engineering (RE) practices and problems, initiated by Daniel Méndez and Stefan Wagner in 2012. NaPiRE is an academic (non-profit and open) endeavour which aims at establishing the first holistic theory on industrial practices and problems in RE.
We started NaPiRE by elaborating an initial theory via synthesising results of existing, isolated studies in RE and running initial surveys in Germany and the Netherlands. Soon, NaPiRE became a long-term collaboration between members of the empirical software engineering research community (under the umbrella of the International Software Engineering Research Network) which now runs NaPiRE as a bi-yearly family of replicated surveys.
Each survey replication strengthens the initial theory and extends it with a particular focus on:
- the status quo in company practices and industrial experiences,
- problems and how those problems manifest themselves in the process, and
- what potential success factors for RE are.
To reach a reliable theory in RE which serves the community to steer problem-driven research, we jointly conduct our surveys in a distributed and bi-yearly replicated manner while committing ourselves to the core principles and values described below.
- D. Mendez Fernandez, S. Wagner, M. Kalinowski, M. Felderer, P. Mafra, A. Vetrò, T. Conte, M.-T. Christiansson, D. Greer, C. Lassenius, T. Männistö, M. Nayebi, M. Oivo, B. Penzenstadler, D. Pfahl, R. Prikladnicki, G. Ruhe, A. Schekelmann, S. Sen, R. Spinola, J.L. de la Vara, A. Tuzcu, R. Wieringa
Naming the Pain in Requirements Engineering: Contemporary Problems, Causes, and Effects in Practice
In: Empirical Software Engineering Journal, Springer, 2016
- P. Mafra, M. Kalinowski, D. Mendez Fernandez, M. Felderer, S. Wagner
Towards Guidelines for Preventing Critical Requirements Engineering Problems
In: Proc. of the 42nd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA’16), IEEE, 2016.
- D. Mendez Fernandez, S. Wagner, M. Kalinowski, A. Schekelmann, A. Tuzcu, T. Conte, R. Spinola, R. Prikladnicki
Naming the Pain in Requirements Engineering: Comparing Practices in Brazil and Germany
In: IEEE Software Voice of Evidence, 2015
- D. Mendez Fernandez, S. Wagner
Naming the Pain in Requirements Engineering: A Design for a Global Family of Surveys and First Results from Germany
In: Information and Software Technology, Elsevier, 2014
- M. Kalinowski, M. Felderer, T. Conte, R. Spinola, R. Prikladnicki, D. Winkler, D. Mendez Fernandez, S. Wagner
Preventing Incomplete/Hidden Requirements: Reflections on Survey Data from Austria and Brazil
In: Proc. of the Software Quality Days (SWQD ’15), Springer, 2015.
Vienna, Austria – Awarded as Best Paper
- M. Kalinowski, R. Oliveira Spinola, T. Conte, R. Prikladnicki, D. Mendez Fernandez, S. Wagner
Towards Building Knowledge on Causes of Critical Requirements Engineering Problems
In: Proc. 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE), 2015
- D. Mendez Fernandez, S. Wagner
Naming the Pain in Requirements Engineering: Design of a Global Family of Surveys and First Results from Germany
In: Proc. of the 17th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE ’13), ACM, 2013.
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil – Nominated as Best Paper (w/ special issue invitation for Information and Software Technology)
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